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ambassador stevens? special report, investigations, death and deceit in benghazi. from washington, d.c., here is bret baier. >> it looked like this election was all about the economy, but that changed when terrorists murdered four americans at the united states consulate in benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11. americans had questions. who did this and how? should our government have seen it coming? did president obama tried to hide the truth? is this a huge scandal that exposes a failed obama foreign policy? is mitt romney just saying it is. tonight we'll try to give you answers. we'll walk you step by step through the terror of that day and break down the political maneuvering that has followed. we begin with a series of frightening developments and troubling decisions leading up to that horrific night. it's a story you haven't heard. it's told by a man who tried to prevent what happened on september 11th, 2012. >> did you have a close relationship with the ambassador? >> i lived and worked with him for two months when he came on to the time i left, yeah. >> bret: no one understands more the
on september 11th, 2012. >> did you have a close relationship with ambassador tore stevens? >> i worked with him for months from the time he went on there to the time he left. >> no one knows more the full extent of the fiasco that killed stevens. he worked closely with stevens for 6 months in libya before his violent death. a 24 year u.s. special forces veteran, wood's job was to try to prevent such an attack from occurring. >> does it make you mad? >> that was my first reaction when i heard ambassador stevens had been killed. i was angry. >> why did you come forward? >> i was had at the hub of everything going on there some of the information needs to come forward. >> we begin our story in the winter of 2011 a year before wood arrives in libya. colonel moammar khaddafy is in power in tripoli. they are gaining rocontrol over much of libya. february 25th the u.s. state department withdraws all of its personnel from the capital. but six weeks later april 5th, 2011, it sends stevens with a 12 man team by charter boat to benghazi now under rebel control. as special representative to the re
. christopher stevens is sent to benghazi. a car bomb explodes in front. hotel. stevens and his team decide it's too dangerous to stay there. in august they settle on a compound on the west side of the city. >> it was a rented from an owner who had a nice villa and several out buildings as. >> well andrew wood is a 24-year special forces veteran who worked on security for u.s. personnel in libya for six months before the september 11th 2012 benghazi attack. >> there is not a lot of security. it's not a fortress. >> inside the walls are four buildings, one is essentially a large residence with a number of bedrooms in it. another residence has a cantina where the staff eats. just across the way, they have a tactical operations center, filled with security staff, folks and security monitors. finally the barracks a small house by the main gate of the compound. it will house a libyan security force. >> many viewers who traveled around europe and asia probably think one of those heavily guarded fortresses where you go to get your visa. >> i think the corrected term was embassy property. it wasn't fo
you protect ambassador stevens? >> announcer: "special report investigates: death & deceit in benghazi." from washington, d.c., here is bret baier. >> bret: it looked like this election was all about the economy. but that changed when terrorist murdered four americans at the united states consulate in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11. americans had questions. who did this? how? should our government have seen it coming? did president obama try to hide the truth? is this a huge scand that exposes a failed obama foreign policy? or is mitt romney just saying it is? tonight, we'll try to give you answers. we'll walk you step by step through the terror that unfolded that day. we'll break down the political maneuvering that followed. but we begin with a series of frightening developments and troubling decisions leading up to the horrific night in benghazi. it's a story you haven't heard. told by a man who tried to prevent what happened. on september 11, 2012. >> did you a close relationship with ambassador stevens? >> i lived and worked with him. >> bret: no one understands more t
is offensive. >> would you have protected ambassador stevens? special report, investigations, death and deceit in benghazi. from washington, d.c., here is bret baier. >> it looked like this election was all about the economy, but that changed when terrorists murdered four americans at the united states consulate in benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11. americans had questions. who did this and how? should our government have seen it coming? did president obama tried to hide the truth? is this a huge scandal that exposes a failed obama foreign policy? is mitt romney just saying it is. tonight we'll try to give you answers. we'll walk you step by step through the terror of that day and break down the political maneuvering that has followed. we begin with a series of frightening developments and troubling decisions leading up to that horrific night. it's a story you haven't heard. it's told by a man who tried to prevent what happened on september 11th, 2012. >> did you have a close relationship with the ambassador? >> i lived and worked with him for two months when he came on to the time i left, y
with them 16 libyans and the brigade militia. some surround the compound, unable to find stevens. by 11:00 p.m. libyan forces can no longer hold the perimeter. >> attack was stow strong, we were calling for back-up. even the back-up didn't came. >> they carried stevens to the main gated. they head to the annex but almost immediately the crowd fires upon them and throws two grenades under the vehicle. they take direct fire from ak-47s. despite two flat tires they keep rolling. several blocks away they hit more traffic and a busy benghazi neighborhood. car careens over the middle divider and pushes forward and finally makes it to the annex and again hope for safety. midnight some two hours after the attack begin, a quick reaction force from embassy leaves for benghazi on a chartered aircraft. on that plane is former navy seal glen do her at this will be fending off highway heavy fire. the battle is on again. they are hitting with fire and rocket propelled grenades, forcing them to retreat further back. yet another call is made for military back-up. they say their requests is refused. special f
ambassador stevens was increasingly worried about al-qaeda's security threat leading up to attack and cabled stevens on september 11th the day he was killed. more reasons for america to ask -- who is ultimately responsible for leaving those americans so vulnerable. >> if it is the white house, this would be devastating. >> but mark hopes the political post mortem doesn't obscure the more frightening fact that terrorism may be back with a vengence and america is woefully unprepared. >> what is wicked about this, bret, the real politicalization there are those that only see it will help us in ohio. it may cause us problems in florida. this could go bad for obama. it's really bad to the united states because this is humiliation for the united states. it's bad for chris stevens and bad for sae9sdz smith and bad for tyrone woods. they are dead. they are gone. >> which brings us back to lieutenant colonel andrew wood who saw the deadly debacle coming. >> bret: i can tell you are emotional about it. the ambassador was killed, first one since 1979. he is your friend. >> it's a huge thing to have a l
ambassador chris stevens was in fact worried about security threats in the weeks before he and three others were killed on 9/11 of this year. we're live in banghazi, libya. greg, you delivered such a moving story last night in our special report about banghazi. tell us what's happening on the ground now there, please. >> yeah, thanks. it's been about 5 1/2 weeks on the attack in the u.s. mission which left ambassador stevens and three other americans dead. it's still a horrible place to see, and there's still more answers to be found out. we spent a good deal of time there in the past couple of days. the main residence is a burned-out shell. you can till smell the smoke from the diesel fuel fire set by the mob. you can still see the signs of desperation, blood spattered in a bathroom, handprints on a wall, the place ransacked. as to the answers to the remaining questions, a few possibilities. one eyewitness tells us that a mob marched to the compound the night of the attack, chanting bloodthirsty slogans before they attacked. that could be an explanation why we're hearing from other people
: will the assassination of christopher stevens develop in a major scandal for president obama? evidence is mounting that the white house was not forth coming about the murder. we will have the inside story. >> your polling agency is convinced that florida, north carolina and virginia are going to go for romney? >> that's right. >> bill: major polling agency pulling out of some key swing states, saying president obama is certain to lose there. does karl rove believe that? he will be here. >> that line were crossed by iran and they were very close, you wouldn't oppose military action to stop their nuclear program? >> i wouldn't oppose military action. but the question is where the line is. >> bill: ben affleck has a new movie about iran causing controversy. he will visit as well. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi. i'm bill o'reilly. will libya become a major scandal fort obama administration? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. today a house committee held hearings on the giant screwup that occurred immediately after ou
to the issues of libya. documents show embassador stevens sent repeated cable to washington about security fears, even on september 1-11, the day he and three others were killed. why did the white house wait so long? what impact will the new documents have in the final debate? >> they're going to impact the final result. certainly it will be part of the final debate. look, now -- the president wants to play semantics on this, whether you put a word here or word there. fundamentally the mistake this administration made was trying to pretend and tell the world that terrorism was quelled in north africa and across the dangerous spots of the world. it's rampant and reared its ugly head and the administration is trying to hide that. when poor embassador stevens sent cables saying it's real, it's here, they shoved him under the table. shame on the president and shame on the state department. >> can we expect mitt romney to be aggressive about the benghazi it attack and ask about the video? >> i don't know what he's going to ask him but i will say he was kind of shocked when the president lied about ha
stevens and three other americans on 9/11. >> the fall of gaddafi after four decades of authoritarian rule led to disbursal of tens of thousands of small and heavy weapons and lawlessness. al-qaeda affiliated group, including al-qaeda in the aqim and other extremist groups are likely to take advantage of the ongoing political turmoil in libya. he added the u.s. government remained concern such individuals and groups may use libya as platform from which to conduct attacks in the region. >> there are two aspects to look at. one leading up to the attack. or a cover up or gross incompetence following it. >> state department spokesman told me the secretary of state will fully address these matters only after the department interim review board has submitted its findings on benghazi. congressman cummings of maryland lashed out at chairman issa accusing issa of promoting the most negative and distorted view. >> bret: joinbe me later tonight for a special investigation, death and deceit in benghazi. you can see it at 10:00 p.m. eastern. friday night. of course you might have to set the dvr. worth
. they found another window grill open. this is the window that special agent opened and crawls out of. stevens and smith did not crawl after him. even though he can barely see and barely breathe he goes back in, goes back in several times. he can't find them. he is overcome with smoke. >> he struggles up a small ladder to the roof of the building and collapses and radios the other agents. another a little emerges from the a tactical operation center and moves to the small agent and get them out. they get into a armored vehicle and drive to a short distance to the residence. they crawl into the residence on their hands and knees feeling their way through the building to try to find their two colleagues. they find smith. they pull him out of the building. these is dead. now, remember, the crack site security team is gone but there is small unit of security a mile away. six americans and 16 from the militia arrive. they surround the compound but they are unable to find stevens and libyan forces say they can't hold the perimeter. the agents carry the body and exit the main gate. they head for the
bringing justice to those terrorists that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans last month. that is the task of the white house. >> september 11th 2012. an american ambassador murdered and three other americans killed. and a security request submitted four months earlier, denied after two bombings and fears of being killed expressed by ambassador stevens. and they had no intelligence requiring increased security. then the attack. obama and his administration with evidence piling up on barack obama. within hours of the attacks obama officials received numerous intelligence reports indicating the attacks were organized and al qaeda was involved. given occasions intercepted between al qaeda and libyan militants bragging about the attack. every sign pointed to terrorism. but for two long weeks obama and his team blamed a video. why? for political reasons. it was in obama's interests to not portray attacks as terrorism on the anniversary of the september 11th. intelligence was there. clear signs of terrorists but politics came forth. the evidence is mounting and more questions a
. house republicans are just released new documents that show the u.s. ambassador there chris stevens warned of weak security across that country. and he did so the day of the deadly attack in benghazi. it's new, fox news information. we'll have the details next. plus, bunga bunga is back. the former italian prime minister silvio berlusconi and the allegations that he slept with and underaged dancer known as ruby the heart steeler. the whole mess in court today. bunga bunga sex parties may be back behind him. we have new stuff. [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be cool if we took the nissan altima and reimagined nearly everything in it? gave it greater horsepower and best in class 38 mpg highway... advanced headlights... and zero gravity seats? yeah, that would be cool. ♪ introducing the completely reimagined nissan altima. it's our most innovative altima ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ playing sports is just innomy whole life.cites. looking back, if it wasn't for shriners hospital, things would just be really, really different. i lost my leg when i was a kid. there was a ti
camerota. sounding alarms, newly released documents, reveal that slain u.s. ambassador chris stevens had major concerns about security and al qaeda well before the attack in benghazi. so what did the administration know and when did they know it? >> plus the candidates gearing up for the third and final presidential debate as new polls show mitt romney gaining strength in the key battleground states. will he he be able to keep up the momentum as we head down the home stretch? the numbers next. >> and it was given $150 million of stimulus cash by the obama administration. why are workers that the battery plant sitting idol playing sudoku and monopoly? the latest green energy flop. monopoly takes a long time to play. ever played that. >> six hours, baby. >> "fox & friends" starts now. >> you are watching "fox & friends." that's great way to begin your day. >> monopoly takes a long time to play if you do the free parking or hand out the card ahead of time you can cut that time in half. >> if we started the monopoly game on the couch wield not be done by the time the show is over. >> the wor
, demanding answers for the death of embassador chris stevens. the house oversight committee launches a new effort to learn more about the attack on september 11 in libya issuing a peen subpoena for the man to led the security team at the consulate. good morning, it's great to have you here. a busy news day. welcome to america's election headquarters. >> i'm eric shawn, good morning on this sunday morning. the white house admitted the killing of chris stevens and three others was as a result of a preplanned terrorist he attack. as the investigation continues, few details have emerged about the intelligence we had before the tragic events and about the exact security details. for more on this, u.s. embassador john bolton, former embassador to the united nations and fox news contributor. >> good morning, eric. >> what did you expect the house subcommittee could learn? >> it's important to get the background to what was going on before the september 11 attack and to ask some pretty basic questions, like what intelligence about security in benghazi and tripoli for that matter was the state depa
buheonlate.m pate few is told that ambassador stevens followed the dictated evacuation and emergency pl that came from washington. after the fall of the libyan dictator gadhafi fox news is disssmt k state departm asul of out and much less if the number of assailants was greater than four. chairman issa saying this morning there is the political question and then there is a practical matter of security. coacurnhisso ialle ri o t ihiost er aom campaigning, was that i thought it was so important that we get to the truth about the failure of security, because we have hundreds of missions an embassies and cons let around ac qckhe i fd to meet my obligation. >> reporter: two final points, this i shall you'vehe demonstration is important, number one, as we first reported on september 17t there was no demonstration, in ft the was onrai eerhe yt ath d w ande that thread was pulled the entire narrative that someho this was a demonstration that spun out of control, this was undercut, those statements from the administrion. second of all w wer ithetant to a ronicta e state department on one hand a
residence, the special agent comes here and gets ambassador stevens from his bedroom and brings him along with sean smith to this room in the safe haven, really aside from some medicine and other supplies, a big, dark, windowless closet. and then outside a locked gate, hoped if-for security. -- hoped-for security. megyn: that is just so sad. that was our greg talcott reporting from libya on the deadly terror attack against our consulate in benghazi, and he was detailing some of the new information from what appear to be a series of recent intelligence leaks from the obama administration. as the questions continue about al-qaeda's role in this attack, how the administration has been dealing with those questions not to mention why there wasn't more security for ambassador stevens on the ground. that was the room in which he spent what may have been some of his final moments. fox news chief intelligence correspondent has been all over this story from the beginning, catherine herridge has the very latest live in washington now. catherine? >> reporter: megyn, thank you. an interview with the h
-on a stunning pile of letters and cables from our murdered ambassador chris stevens warning of his fears and saying violence is about to worse even, and wait until you hear the details and hear about what state was telling him about increased security and their refusal to provide it. megyn: fox news alert. moment ago we started getting details from a pile of document from the state department on security in libya in the weeks and months leading up to the terrorist attack that took the lives of four americans and they chock full of information. james rosen will be here in moment to bring you the full details. the document reveal that our u.s. ambassador chris stevens was increasingly worried about security threats in the weeks before he and three others were killed on 9/11 of this year. we knew that from the diary cnn found in the wake of his murder. but we are learning more about his pleas for help from washington. the requests were repeatedly denied in the months leading up to his murder. the document show the security officers repeatedly sound alarms to their superiors in washington ab
serving as our ambassador to libya ambassador stevens was 52 years old. shaun smith was a ten year veteran of the state department, married, a father of t enoughasorki private company when he was killed. he had spent 9 years as a navy seal. 42 years old. tyrone woods spent two decades as a seal and began career as nt iur byif a then is describing how this attack unfolded. let's list even in for a moment. >> my friends and colleagues, and i trust them with my life. >> thank you. i would direct that ha beak reflection though commercially available in this hearing room we are not going to point out details of what may still be in ft -- ep lis ndk s ne contributor. i want to talk about what darrell issa said which is the headline of all this. there were no processes on september 11th outside of the consulate in benghazi. exactly what ambassador susan rice hadonnll talk tbo tre w rotes. reporter: she didn't just go on one show, it wasn't an offhand comment which would be bad enough, she went on fe television showso share this narrative. since that period ever time we've had this gradual walk of
ambassador to libya, christopher stevens, was asassed on september 11. many bieve tba nitinily re has tritt ay t violence might have been generated by an anti-muslim tape. we now know ambassador stevens, foreign service officer sean smith, former navy seal and two others were killed innn rrtac e athaen, tel damage president obama's reelection chances. let's take it step by step in a methodical way. on septembe12, president obama reacted to the murder of ambassador stevens by first discusng the amuap >> r aff t grth rio biefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. >> bill: the next day, secretary of state hillary clintonmade a public steme aga phinhee. hetetaoven had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and msage. iccomeo gi tan g bk t ve bni of our nation. >> bill: notice no mention of the possibility that terrorists attacked us in libya. on september 14, white house spokesman jay carney stepped up withhilaon sut ias preplanned attack. the unrest we've seen around the region has been in reaction t
that stevens came in from tripoli and there wasn't enough security. >> that night, my belief was it was the fact that nearby, anybody and everybody was nearby called in for support. >> according to the various sources this is five u.s. agents. four local men securing the compound. when the massive attack began. ambassador stevens and others were escort it to barricaded building in the compound. unable to penetrate it, frustrated intruders had diesel fuel, ig noting oily fire trapped inside and somehow separated from the colleagues. ambassador stevens died of smoke inhalation. heroically, glen and another former navy seal ty wood managed to evacuate survivors fighting to a nearby safehouse known as the annex. >> he was on the roof. remained until everybody rescued from the safe house. because of him, all the people are still here today. then unfortunately, mortar fire was extremely accurate. >> tillekilled your brother and another sniper. >> yep. >> it doesn't sound like a spontaneous attack at all. >> no. from what i heard, it was well planned an well executed. it was not a b
at the memorial for ambassador stevens. it was beautiful in a bipartisan way to see people praise the ambassador and talk to the family about the calls they are getting from young people around the country who are inspired to go into public service despite what happened to the ambassador. so i think what we have to do is await mr. pickering's report and then we will really see what the facts are and we can determine what we should have known sooner and what we can do in the future to better protect the american people at home and abroad. >> geraldo: judge jeanine had the family of one of the seals that was slain and the family member, the dad, god, we recognize and honor his loss. he called the president insincere and called hillary clinton a liar and this is ten days before the election. i mean it has to have an impact, does at any time? >> it is very interesting timing, geraldo. i think the administration should have been more forthcoming. i think the president should have been more forthcoming about this. i think it is becoming a real sort of a disaster for the administration. but because of
. bringing justices to the terrorists that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans last month. that's the task of the white house, only made more difficult because of its campaign of disinformation, propaganda and distortion. >> september 11, 2012... an american ambassador is brutally murdered, three other americans killed. an organized assault with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. a security request submitted four months earlier, denied. even after two bombings preceding the anniversary of 9/11. and fears of being killed, expressionsed by ambassador stevens himself. yet president obama's officials insisted they had no actionable intelligence requiring increased security. then, the attack. and obama and his administration wouldn't call it terrorism for 14 days. but the evidence is piling up on barack obama. within hours of the attacks, obama officials received numerous intelligence reports indicating the attacks were organized and al qaeda was involved. communications intercepted between al qaeda and libyan militants, bragging about the attack. every sign point
. this is the aftermath of that attack. on september 14, the bodies of chris stevens and two others were returned home. their coffins were met at andrews air force base and that is where we pick up the story of tyrone woods father. he was there as well. he recounted to the president and secretary of state. here is part of his interview. >> when he came over to our little area, you know, i could tell that he just mumbled that he was sorry. his face was looking at me. his eyes were looking over my shoulder like you could not look me in the eye. it was not a sincere i am really sorry that your son died. he was totally insincere with the i'm sorry. it was like shaking hands with a dead fish. you know, it just didn't feel right. now it is coming out but apparently the white house situation room was watching our people die as this was happening. when i heard that this morning, this is something i was really upset with. i hope that the country does not forget this. hillary came over and she did the same thing. she separately came over and i gave her a hug and shook her hand. she did not appear to be one bit
a mile away asked for permission to help ambassador chris stevens there and they were told to stand down twice. they ignored those orders and they went anyway by the time they got there the compound was under fire. it was on fire, as well. they evacuated those who remained. they went back to the annex. they then requested military back-up. they were denied. hours later when it was all over former navy seals woods and glen doherty and sean smith and chris stevens all were dead. the president was asked about all of this. molly henneberg is live in washington with that part of the story. >> molly: he was asked twice about it. three pleas for help being denied as the embassy was under attack. he didn't answer directly but did say his administration is trying to find out what happened that day and also track down the people who carried out the attack. >> nobody wants to find out more what happened than i do. we wanted to to make sure we get it right. particularly i have made commitment to the families as well as the american people. we're going to bring those folks to justice. we'll gather fa
have gotten ambassador stevens out alive. i'm not happy to say that, but i'm very dissatisfied with what happened in washington, the top leadership of this country. our military and our agents and our people out there deserve better. megyn: captain nash, you have to look at this in the greater context. these guys in libya, they knew they didn't have adequate security and they were requesting more from washington. they were requesting just to keep what they had and they were told no. the security was being reduced steadily. the british ambassador had an attempt made on his life. the brits shut down that their consulate. the red cross pulled out of libya. our ambassador in his diary was documenting his fears, he believed he was upon an al qaeda hit list. while the navy seals are begging for permission to save him, the permission was denied. how does that happen? >> that scenario i just laid out, megyn, just screams malfeasance. we spend a tremendous amount of money on our intelligence community and military. we have all the tools, we just need smart people putting those tools in
in benghazi in the six months before the attack and we now know u.s. embassador chris stevens sent repeated memos to washington, even on the day he was killed, asking for more security. senator graham, is it conceivable that president obama didn't know how dangerous benghazi was for americans? >> no. no administration's going to send the president of the united states into the public arena not telling him about an attack in april and june. what if the president were asked by a reporter in june, tell me about the consulate in attack in benghazi, he said i don't know. i find that inconceivable. this is going to be a case study, studied for years of a breakdown of national security at every level. failed presidential leadership. the benghazi-lib libya license consulate was a death trap. we asked additional security and was denied because we wanted to normalize relationships with a nonexistent government. we should have closed that consulate long before september 11 or heavily reinforced it and i put that on the president of the united states. this was a national security break down before, dur
the administration did not do all it could do to protect ambassador stevens and three ambassador stevens and three other americans in libya. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. [ male announcer ] finally, mom's oven-baked tastes straight from the microwave. like oven-roasted chicken in a creamy alfredo sauce. marie callender's new comfort bakes. it's time to savor. >> i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, more prosperous middle east, allied with us. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. >> sean: that was gop presidential candidate mitt romney earlier today at the virginia military institute in lexington, virginia, delivering a powerful address on foreign policy. here with us to help break down governor romney's speech is former ambassador to the united nations, john bolton. ambassador, welcome back, sir. >>
service held for her son in california, chris stevens' mother told interviewer she has heard nothing from the white house. >> do you feel like your questions have been answered? >> you have to know something about something to have questions about it. i don't know enough really to ask questions. >> how much does it matter to you, to know? >> well, it doesn't bring him back, does it? >> much attention has been paid to the tv appearances made by the u.n. ambassador susan rice on sunday, september 16. in which, she pressed the idea now discredited that the benghazi murders were not premeditated but grew out of a protest that spun out of control. ambassador rice also spoke about the precautions taken before 9/11. >> the security personnel, the state department thought were required were in place. >> clearly that judgment turned out to be wrong. fox news learned that the coming hours will bring significant new details about the state department pre9/11 security decisions in benghazi from house lawmakers, bret, who have been reviewing classified documents in this case. >> bret: we'll follow all
, with these questions. 24 hour it's within 24 hour, caa said it was a terror attack. have you chris stevens asking for more security -- >> the republicans voted against the additional security. look, i think there is only the president has been taking this seriously. have you republicans who did a document dump, putting lives at risk. i think the american people are going to watch the debate and say, which candidate has a thoughtful, serious approach to really difficult foreign policy questions, which one is saying whatever he's for, i'm against. i am for this, but not later on. i am going to flip flop on a variety of issues and on some issues, i don't have a difference but i am going to say i'm against him because it's a political campaign. >> eric: marjorie said, quote, only the president is sake taking this seriously. do you buy that? >> mitt romney is also taking this seriously. it is not playing politics to hole the president and the state department accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. it is not playing politics to hold the president and the state department responsible for a lack
personal responsibility for every representative he sends around the world. he knew chris stevens. he admired chris stevens. so look, we want to get to the bottom of it and the first order of business is to bring to justice those who committed this heinous pant an act and sy find out what adjustments need to be made to further secure our diplomats around the world. >> chris: does the president take personal responsibility rest.e fact that rest. petersburged requests for -- repeated requests for more security were made and rejected. does he take personal responsibility for that? >> at the topline level the president of the united states is responsible for everything that happens on his watch. these were judgments made by the security folks at the state department and, of course, we are going review that whole process and see how those decisions are made and why those decisions were made and how we adjust in the future to make sure that we are giving our diplomats the maximum protection we can. the reality is that many of these folks serve in dangerous places in the world and you can't
. ambassador stevens at the benghazi consulate finishes his final meeting and escorts a turkish diplomat outside the consulate entrance. all appears normal and calm. at 9:40 p.m. gun fire and explosions erupt. meanwhile, at about 10:00 p.m., the main consulate building is already thick with smoke. ambassador is stevens and colleague shawn smith can't get out. 10:05 p.m. a state department e-mail goes out announcing they know the benghazi mission is under attack. 10:54 p.m. another e-mail says the firing has stopped and a team is trying to locate personnel. by 11:00 p.m. the american rescue team finds smith's body but not the ambassador. the team then flees the consulate, returns to the cia annex which is a mile away. sometime after midnight, the looters enter the consulate, they find ambassador steven's body and take him to the hospital. 12:07 a.m. another state department e-mail says an al-qaeda linked group claimed responsibility for the attack. 1:00 a.m. ambassador stevens is pronounced dead at a local hospital. 2:00 a.m. american reenforcements arrive from tripoli and head to the ann
ship picked up in turkey on september 6th, five days before chris stevens and sean smith and former navy seals were killed during the assault in benghazi. according to a september 14th report by the times of london, 400 tons of cargo on board, some of it humanitarian and also holding a large consignment of weapons headed for the remembers. it's a huge warning sign that the situation on the ground is vastly more dangerous than the state department may have realized. even before the well organized massive attack in benghazi that knew the threat from al-qaeda was large and growing. >> what do you think al-qaeda looks like today? >> it's much stronger. it's spreading out. >> there is no question in your mind that al-qaeda is stronger in north africa today than it was four years ago? >> absolutely. they have all kinds of new organizations. >> so it suggests that the white house doesn't get it. >> the problem is, they are avoiding reality, bad things happen when you avoid reality and we have just seen that. >> we are in a stronger position today than we were four years ago. >> t.j. crowle
steven lip ski attended a screening of gas plan near fort worth texas after he said he suspected his well had been fouled he was put in contact with an an ta fracking specialist. list went to a home with a camera connected a garden hose with a spigot and put a match to the end. it ignited. rich then e-mailed a copy to armenderas now with the epa as proof fracking by a company named range resources fouled his well. according to epa records agency scientists had misgivings about the video and other evidence that had been gathered. he brushed them aside and pushed through an emergency order against range veerses. he th -- range resources. >> not only is there natural gas in the oil well but there is natural gas that is coming from the production activities of range. the oil and gas regulator decide to do review the matter himself. >> there is no way in the world range had anything to do with the natural gas that might have been. >> indeed when he took his claim to state court the judge found that rich didn't screw that garden hose on to a water spigot but instead intentionally attached it to
internet video. >>> outrage over the video. >> ambassador chris fer stevens worried about al-qaida and asking for more security before the attack that killed him . those thippings that i need for every day living are expensive. what kind of impact will inflation have on the election. joe at it again. >>> how many do you know who served in iraq or iran. another biden blunder. ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. [ applause ] >>> thank you. thank you. we have got a great enthusiastic audience here. so happy to have them and you. welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york maybelet most interesting moment in last week's presidential debate when the president claimed he labeled the attack on benghazi in the rose garden comment. mitt romney rightly challenged the thing and whip sawed by moderator candy crowley who rushed to offer asylum to president obama and saying that he had indeed labeled the benghazi atact as the result of terrorism . he mentioned acts of terror. but he did not attribute the assault in libya to such a thing. >>> no acts of terror will s
, they have to hire accountants, just to figure it out and steven hawking doesn't figure this out. it's not going to fix our economy immediately, but remove the biggest obstacle to growth and that's a complicated tax code. i'll tell yu, focusing on little things, little pieces of this, like the mortgage deduction, focusing on bits and pieces, and the problem. the problem is it's just way too complicated and small businesses cannot figure it out. >> brenda: you know, it's interesting though, steve, the other steve not hawking, because a lot of the bigger businesses have been laying off this week, huge, huge numbers coming out and they depend on a lot of these deductions, actually. >> yeah, no i think what we have to-- jim is absolutely right. first of all, steven hawking, would have looked at all this have and call it an alternate universe. it doesn't, you know, it defies the reality that we live in here today. look, our economy is transforming. the consumers, we're not going to prompt them into picking up the negative savings rate and spending that we had before the wall street collap
actually use. what's in your wallet? alec jr? it was a gift. >> that attack killed ambassador stevens will be the topic they focus on as they look at foreign policy. campaign surrogates on sunday talk shows had to explain how dangerous the world is pointing out iran's nuclear intentions security concerns in afghanis n afghanistan, china's growing power and more. >> people want to know they have a strong steady hand and they don't want people who are consistently wrong on foreign policy as governor romney has. >> the current president has a different vision of the world. part of the failure this president has had is a failure of broad goals real goals a view of america's role and the world should be. we have never gotten that from the president. we haven't gotten from the president his plan for the future. >> each candidates talked about there are two visions for american people to decide. tonight's 90 minute faceoff takes place at boca raton, florida. both candidates spent the weekend preparing for this final debate knowing millions of americans will be watching closely. in such a ti
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